Again, they have hitched an unfair ride onto someone's sudden success. The first that I know of is Guy Sebastian, then it's that Fiji golfer (whose name remains a child very good at hide and seek in my brain) and now... Ms Monica Pang, first runner up for the Miss America pageant.
MCA Youth central committee member Ling Hee Keat congratulated her on being crowned
Miss Georgia in 2005 and first runner-up in the recent Miss America beauty pageant.
“We are proud of her. We are here to discuss with Absolute Entertainment on how she can help us to promote Malaysia as a tourism spot and a spot for education internationally.
“We want to show the world that we are a modern Islamic country,
where people of all races and religions live harmoniously together,” said Hee Keat.
Pang, 25 and whose father is from Kluang, Johor ....
It's still bearable when they were glorifying the fact that her father was a Malaysian. Fine. Used to it. And then suddenly I read today that she's going to promote Malaysia in other countries. I was staring at the article for a good 5 minutes, before proceeding to bang my head on the table.
Exaggeration of course. (er, d'oh?)
Let's clear some facts first. She is born and raised as an American. That's right... AMERICAN. Yes, she has a Malaysian father, but seriously, you don't see China calling him back do you? I couldn't imagine if I ever achieve something great, then out of the blue, China calls me back, asking me to promote China, which is a bloody irony as "wo bu huey jiang hua yi... e ke nu ren pen tan....". [T.T] I've never even stepped a toenail in China. In Monica's case, she's only been here a few times, and rarely stay long enough to absorb the essence of Malaysia. I think it's a little weird. For her.
By the way, I write this with no disrespect to Ms Pang, as I'm sure that besides being gorgeous, she's intelligent as well. Only that I don't think it's fair to her, and to others. The media ought to trumpet more on what we have right here, right now, instead of constantly digging up old records of famous people, trying to connect it to Malaysia.
Also I smirked at the word 'proud'. Proud is when you've worked hard on something, and it paid off. Did Malaysia had any part in helping her in winning Miss Georgia and the subsequent 2nd place at the Miss America pageant? All together now... HELL NO!
'Happy' would be the right word. Happy for her success, because the word 'proud' seems to mean that you've contributed to her achievements. 'Proud' is used by parents on their own children, or teachers on their students. Rarely do you see a distant friend telling someone how proud they are of you.
Alamak, man, these people... really don't feel malu at all. STOP TUMPANG-ING DAMMIT!
Oh btw, this Wednesday, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. So... go moon your neighbours or smthg.
On other news: my mozzie killing abilities has upgraded a level (or two XD), wahahhahaha!
EDIT: oh yea, Vijay. The golfer.